RAIPUR Rice Research Station
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur Chhattisgarh
In the British regime one agricultural research station was established in 1903 known as “Labhandi Farm”. This Labhandi Farm later became the campus of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur. Rice Research Station (RRS) was started in 1968.
Later in 1974 Madhya Pradesh Rice Research Institute (MPRRI) was established under the leadership of great rice scientist Dr. R. H. Richharia.
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur was started on January 20, 1987 after bifurcation from Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur. Major Major contributions to AICRIP Crop Improvement Plant Breeding
• High yielding dwarf varieties released from Raipur centre during 1975 to 1993 include Pragati, Kranti, Tripti, Abha, Deepti, Asha, Usha, Samridhi and Madhuri. From 1987 to 2014, sixteen rice varieties were released and one identified in 2014. Rice genotypes like Dagaddeshi, Bakal, Assam Chudi were identified as new donors for drought tolerance.
• A total of 23250 germplasm collection of rice accessions are being maintained and evaluated for various biotic and abiotic stresses along with yield contributing traits.
• Based on evaluation dataset, Catalogue on Indigenous Rice Germplasm has published in two parts, Part -1 has 5096 accessions (Indigenous Rice Germplasm of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and Part -2 has 7599 accessions (Indigenous Rice Germplasm of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh), both parts characterized for 23 qualitative and 12 quantitative characters.
• A total of 9860 rice lines from CG Gene bank of IGKV, Raipur representing different collection sites mainly the Chhattisgarh and adjoining part of MP and advanced breeding lines have been analyzed for four nutritional quality traits; total protein, lysine, iron and zinc contents.